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Mrs. Bauer's Schedule 
*subject to change*
Monday - Barfield Elementary
Tuesday - Barfield Elementary and/or Whitworth Buchanan Middle 
Wednesday - Barfield Elementary
Thursday - Whitworth Buchanan Middle 
Friday - Whitworth Buchanan Middle 
I am pleased to serve the students of Barfield Elementary and Whitworth Buchanan Middle Schools as their school psychologist, as well as provide support district-wide as the Lead School Psychologist for Rutherford County Schools. My academic training is primarily in the areas of school psychology and educational leadership. I earned both a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Specialist in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in School Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).  I returned to MTSU and completed additional graduate coursework in Educational Leadership culminating in an Administrator’s License. In 2009 I received a fellowship from the United States Department of Education and studied Brain Injury: Education and Transition Services at the George Washington University (GWU), and earned a Graduate Certificate.

In addition to practicing as a school psychologist, I have taught as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at MTSU. I also served as a RTI2 Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education and assisted in the development of training materials and presentations, provided regional trainings for school psychologists and administrators, and rendered technical assistance to district RTI2 leadership teams. Currently, I am a member of the Tennessee Department of Education's external task force to assist in reviewing and revising the special education disability resource/ guidance documents. State-wide, I was elected to the governing board of the Tennessee Association of School Psychologists (TASP). I have served two terms as TASP President, two terms as TASP Secretary, and three terms as a Regional Representative. Currently, I am the TASP Past-President for 2016-17. I enjoy presenting to educators and fellow school psychologists at the local, state, and national levels on a variety of topics, such as educational disabilities, educational implications of chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury. 
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Avalyn Bauer, EdS, NCSP
Lead School Psychologist
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(615) 893-5815, extension 31324
National Association of School Psychologists
Tennessee Department of Education - Special Education